Category: Imperial German Navy

The Chickasha Daily Express., November 29 1915

Imperial German Navy adds to the fleet

Imperial German Naval warships at anchor in the Firth of Forth at sunset on Nov 22 1918 after the Surrender of the German Fleet

IWM (Art.IWM ART 1926)

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Nov 18 1917 Imperial German Type UC II submarine SM UC-57 disappearing after departing Hamnskär, Finland. No further trace, believed struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea with the loss of all 26 crew https://t.co/kGpdZjMxNn http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/931649281726980096

SM UC-57 was a German Type UC II minelaying submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy during World War I. In seven patrols UC-57 was credited with sinking 5 ships, either by torpedo or by mines laid.

Imperial German Navy mine-laying submarine, SM UC-5, sunk 32 Allied ships including HMHS Anglia on November 17 1915

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HMHS Anglia had 13 officers and 372 ranks when it hit mine and sank Nov 17 1915, 164 killed https://t.co/H4GyJOO53I https://t.co/6kq9VyJmli http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/666373318161727488

On November 17 1915 HMHS Anglia was returning from Calais to Dover, carrying 390 injured officers and soldiers. At around 12:30 pm, 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of Folkestone Gate, HMHS Anglia struck a mine [ placed by Imperial German Navy mine-laying submarine, SM UC-5 ]and sank in fifteen minutes. The nearby torpedo gunboat HMS Hazard helped evacuate the passengers and crew. Despite the assistance of the nearby collier Lusitania, 134 people died in the sinking. In October 2014, there were calls for the wreck of the ship to be designated a war grave and protected under the Protection of Military Remains Act, 1986.  A number of hospital ships were sunk in World War I by the Imperial German Navy

The Washington Times. November 11 1914

Infographic of how much the Imperial German Navy SMS Emden sunk compared to the ship itself: 61,683 to 4280 tons

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November 10 1915 – Evening World

Imperial German Raider

SM U-38 chased Italian passenger liner, SS Anconafiring 100 shots before torpedoing her, killing 300. 

Nine Americans were killed on the ship sparking a diplomatic crisis between the American and the Austro-Hungarian Empire

November 11 1915 Survivor of German sinking of passenger liner Ancona tells of Slaughter in Boats.

The horror the panic, the bloodshed, the thrilling chase in the Austrian submarine’s fatal attack upon the Italian liner Ancona were pictured here today be a survivor. His story indicated passengers were given a chance to get off the liner and were halted by shells.

“On Monday,” he said, “we sighted the submarine coming up astern. We were somewhere between the southern coast of Sardinia and Bizerta. "The submarine was several miles away, with full speed up. We could nee she was very big by the way she split the water. "Our captain ordered full speed. In a minute the submarine fired. The wildest panic followed among the passengers. 

"Woman and children, screaming and crying, knelt in prayer. The next shot struck aft, where a number of passengers were watching the chase. Several were killed I understand. Others ran forward, with blood streaming from them. We were making 15 knots, but the submarine was faster. In a few minutes, the submarine came alongside. She was the biggest I ever saw. Her commander megaphoned a curt order to our captain to get off the passengers and crew. Instantly there was a rush for the lifeboats.”

“Women and children went over first, but men, fighting, screaming and cursing, pushed into the others.”

“The submarine began circling and shelling the Ancona and the lifeboats. A charge of shrapnel seemed to hit one of them squarely. Women and children were shrieking in the boats; others in the water.”

November 10 1915 – Evening World

Imperial German Raider

SM U-38 chased Italian passenger liner, SS Anconafiring 100 shots before torpedoing her, killing 300. 

Nine Americans were killed on the ship sparking a diplomatic crisis between the American and the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Imperial German Navy SM U-20 Uboat famous for sinking RMS Lusitania runs aground at #Vrist, Denmark November 4 1916. She was scuttled the next day. 

The boat remained on the beach until 1925 when the Danish government blew it up in a “spectacular explosion" 

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Call Number: LOT 11274-3

Imperial German SM UC-5 in Central Park, took part in the Liberty Loan Parade in New York City on October 25 1917

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014705738

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SM UC-5, a German Type UC I minelayer submarine (U-boat) which was captured by the Allies, brought to New York City and renamed U-Buy-a-Bond. The submarine took part in the Liberty Loan Parade in New York City on October 25, 1917.

Call Number: LC-B2- 4379-11 [P&P]

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SM UC-5, a German Type UC I minelayer submarine (U-boat) which was captured by the Allies, brought to New York City and renamed U-Buy-a-Bond. The submarine took part in the Liberty Loan Parade in New York City on October 25, 1917.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014705739

SM UC-5, a German Type UC I minelayer submarine (U-boat) which was captured by the Allies, brought to New York City and renamed U-Buy-a-Bond. The submarine, shown in Central Park, took part in the Liberty Loan Parade in New York City on October 25, 1917.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014705736

SM UC-5, a German Type UC I minelayer submarine (U-boat) which was captured by the Allies, brought to New York City and renamed U-Buy-a-Bond. The submarine took part in the Liberty Loan Parade in New York City on October 25, 1917.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014705737